CARE for AIDS

Rating: 5 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Health, Reproductive Rights

Location: 185 Pebble Beach Dr Fayetteville GA 30215 USA

Mission: CARE for AIDS exists to mobilize the church in caring, both physically and spiritually, for families affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya. By serving those affected by this disease, CARE for AIDS transforms families, congregations, and entire African communities.
Results: As of summer 2012, CARE for AIDS has graduated over 1700 families from the program, representing over 6,000 children with a new future. We have seen over 500 first-time professions of faith in our clients alone.
Target demographics: Families in Kenyan slums where one or both parents are HIV-positive. We target areas with high poverty rates and search for the families in the most desperate circumstances.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,050 clients representing families with over 3,000 children.
Geographic areas served: 5 communities around Kisumu and 9 communities around Nairobi, Kenya.
Programs: 14 ongoing CARE for AIDS centers exist in partnership with local Kenyan churches to care for 75 families each year through a comprehensive nine-month program. The program includes one-on-one counseling, home visits, small group formation, and economic empowerment seminars. Each center employs two Kenyan community health workers full time and costs $1,500 per month to operate.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We originally gave to CFA because our great nephew is one of the amazing, dedicated young men who founded this work. Having seen and heard just how powerful this ministry is, through CFA Updates and from the lips of those on the ground in Kenya, we know it is something we will continue to support - because it WORKS! The CFA model is simply brilliant. By training and holding up the arms of local ministers/counselors, they have overcome barriers of distrust and fear among their clients. By providing Spiritual, Emotional and Physical counseling they are changing the lives and eternal destinies of people. Families have real hope and regain self respect by working as they grow stronger. We are very grateful for and pray for God's continued favor on those who serve in and support CFA. George & Kate Flury

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have just returned from Kenya, after participating in a CARE for AIDS Impact Trip, and I could not be more impressed with this organization! The work being done with the clients is life-changing. The CFA staff is acting as the hands and feet of Christ in the midst of great poverty and despair, loving and caring for the least of the least. I witnessed lives reclaimed and restored, clients with life stories rewritten, and stories with endings that can now claim a place in eternity. I love the intentionality of the organization to cost-effectively empower those who, because of their HIV status, have been cast aside. They build community among the clients that lives on beyond their graduation: a community that encourages one another and works together to build small businesses. I consider it a privilege to be a part of this organization!

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been to Kenya and seen exactly what this ministry is accomplishing with a wonderful Kenyan staff and a few dedicated American workers! They all love the Lord and their Kenyan clients.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I support CARE for AIDS because I believe wholeheartedly in their mission of serving those with HIV/AIDS physically and spiritually. I know my donations are going to help clients in Kenya with HIV in tangible ways. I've been privileged to travel to Kenya and see this work firsthand, and get to know the Kenyans who are the hands and feet of this ministry. I believe in the staff at CARE for AIDS and know their heart. They want to share the love of Christ to a suffering population in Kenya, the same way Jesus did -- first treating their physical needs, then offering them eternal life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

THIS ORGANIZATION, BEGUN BY A HANDFUL OF TWENTY-SOMETHINGS JUST A FEW YEARS AGO, HAS DEMONSTRATED REMARKABLE MATURITY, EFFICIENCY, MARKETING AND COMPASSION. GOD'S HAND HAS BLESSED THEIR HUMBLE EFFORTS MAGNIFICENTLY. THE LIVES AND FAMILIES OF HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN IMPACTED POSITIVELY, THROUGH BOTH PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL ASSISTANCE.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Care for AiDS is one of the best nonprofits I could support. I'm so proud of how they make sure to actively share the gospel with their patients. So few organizations do this and it is truly the biggest reason why I am so thankful for Care for AIDS continuing to grow! Keep it up!

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I have been to several third world countries over the past 5 years, but my visit to Kenya and approximately 10 of the CFA Centers impacted me in a mighty way. To see the amazing work of both the physical and spiritual counsellors was truly an experience I will never forget! I saw lives being reached in a way that modeled Jesus' ministry. I saw staff members care for both body and soul of each individual. I had the opportunity to see the process from beginning to end by visiting centers one month into the program all the way to experiencing one center's graduation ceremony! How exciting to have the privilege of seeing God's work first hand. CFA is changing the world one life and soul at a time!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Care for Aids is working in a unique way to assist the emotional, physical and spritual needs of adults and families with HIV/AIDS in Kenya. As a donor and having been on trips to see the work they are doing in Kenya, I can confirm the impact they are having with the over 2000 friends they have graduated from their program. Their team in the states and on the ground in Kenya are dedicated to serving those in need and I look forward to partnering with them to expand the number of centers in the future.

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Care for Aids and the impact it is having in Kenya and the families they serve is tremendous. Their model and committement to their communities is one that all organizations should take note of.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been privileged to watch the growth of CARE for AIDS (CFA) from the very beginning. Knowing the founders personally, I trusted that my donations would be used wisely, and I have supported CFA financially for the past several years. In June 2012, I was able to travel to Kenya for the first time with CFA. Seeing the ministry firsthand made me even more confident in and enthusiastic about the mission and strategies of CFA. They understand that you must meet people's physical needs before meeting their spiritual needs. The way they partner with the local churches in Kenya is ideal, because the center workers know the community that they are working with and are most equipped to meet their needs. I was most impressed with the center workers, as they go above and beyond their basic job descriptions and are truly concerned with helping clients to "live positively." Getting to know them was the highlight of my trip! The clients go through a 9-month program. They are provided a food ration, have weekly counseling sessions with the medical and spiritual counselor, attend seminars to become educated on health issues and job skills, and are visited in their homes by the center workers. CFA walks alongside the clients during their time in the program and seeks to equip them to live healthy, self-sustaining lives. The program focuses on adults, but when adults are alive and healthy, they can take care of their children. I believe that the holistic focus of CFA is unique and truly impactful to the families and communities in Kenya.

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